Archive for Thursday, April 24, 2008

High School Band notes

April 24, 2008

The Eudora High School Concert Band performed last week at the State Large Group Music Festival, held at Rock Creek High School. The Concert Band earned an overall 2 (Excellent) rating for their performance, receiving one 1 rating and two 2 ratings.

The Concert Band was only one point away from earning an overall 1 rating for the first time in almost a decade.

Five small ensembles and three soloists also performed last weekend at the Regional Solo and Small Ensemble Festival, held at Baker University.

The Saxophone Ensemble and Clarinet Ensemble earned 3 (Good) ratings while the trumpet ensemble and brass ensemble improved upon their performance from last year by earning 2 (Excellent) ratings. Cody Wells (freshman, solo baritone) performed his first solo and earned a 2 rating.

Earning 1 (Superior) ratings and moving on to the State Solo and Ensemble Festival were the percussion ensemble, Whitney Box (senior, solo bass clarinet) and Josh Blaisdell (senior, solo marimba.)

This is the third appearance at State for Whitney, the second appearance for Josh on percussion and the first appearance for the Percussion Ensemble.


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